Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Myers-Briggs, Discipleship, Marriage, Tool
Christianity | Religion
Ripberger, Marcy Gail, "Using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory as a Discipleship Tool in Marriage" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2563.
Making disciples is a requirement for every Christian, given by Jesus as His mission. It would be advantageous for spouses to learn to disciple each other. This project will set forth specific guidelines for spouses making disciples of each other, using the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. Focus will be given to spiritual growth as it relates to two areas within a marriage- communication and conflict resolution. Research will establish the importance of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory in understanding personalities. Volunteers will be asked to take an assessment similar to the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and turn in results; they will receive teaching on the results and how to utilize the results in the two areas. Differences observed before and after knowledge of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and the exercise will be presented to provide evidence the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory can be used to improve marriages and make disciples within a marriage. This project will allow leaders in ministry to teach couples based on Myers-Briggs Type Inventory results to provide spouses with a tool to disciple each other in a way that effectively leads them to greater intimacy with Christ.